RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It’s finally Friday, and summer heat has arrived. Here’s a look at today’s top headlines.
We’re in for a hot and humid weekend, with temperatures staying above average all next week. Get outside and enjoy it!
High School Threat
A threat at Thomas Jefferson High School prompted an increased police presence Friday morning.
Specifics of the threat were not given, but Olivia Ugino has the latest:
This fall will be the last traditional school-year calendar for the city of Hopewell.
On Thursday night, the district voted to adopt a new year-round curriculum. The new schedule will begin in the summer of 2020, and will be the first of its kind in the state.
Police say two Henrico men who broke into a Louisa church had time to cook themselves a meal inside! The men also stole the church’s van, which was later recovered.
Hull Street Changes
VDOT is making changes to the busy intersection of westbound Hull Street Road at southbound Chippenham Parkway after multiple crashes, some of them deadly.
The change will give drivers in the left turning lane more room. Candice smith explains:
Infested Ash Trees
The emerald ash borer has infested ash trees in the city of Richmond. It’s been called “one of the most destructive forest pests to invade North America."
Virginia is offering a 50 percent cost-share program to treat ash trees via trunk injection. Approved applications will be reimbursed.
Loved to Death
Sometimes, people love their pets too much. Such was the case with Emma, a healthy Shih Tzu mix that was recently euthanized after its late owner left explicit instructions the dog be put down - and laid to rest - with her.
It’s a practice that’s not only cruel, but one, that in most cases here in Virginia, is illegal.
Do you think euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK? Sound off on our Facebook page here:
If your pet needs a rabies shot, Henrico County Police will provide vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18 for only $10. For more information, call the Animal Protection Unit at 804-727-8801.
Dominion Energy Riverrock
The Dominion Riverrock is the nation’s largest outdoor sports and music festival. There will be concerts, rock climbing, kayaking, beer, dog jumping and more... and it’s free!
“Welcome to Friday. In preparation for takeoff, please ensure all negative attitudes are properly stowed. Enjoy the ride.” - Unknown
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